Today's News

  • Klink steps down from health board

    After serving more than 20 years on the Anderson County Board of Health, local pharmacist Keith Klink is stepping down.

    Klink was the longest tenured board member, and saw the health board transition between sharing a health department director with Mercer County in the early 2000s to having its own director and new building in recent years.

    “Keith has been a great board member,” said fellow board member Harold Todd who recently agreed to serve another term on the board at the request of Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

  • Man charged with first-degree armed robbery

    A man who allegedly lured a woman to a strip mall on Broadway before shoving a pistol in her face and stealing her money Dec. 16 has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, according to court documents.

    Dakota Farler, 20, of Owenton Avenue in Frankfort, allegedly pulled a pistol and told the victim to give him her money. He remained in custody as of Tuesday morning in the Shelby County Detention Center.

    He was arraigned Monday in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

  • Getting a handle on Anderson teams

    We are a month into the high school basketball season which means we should have seen enough of the Anderson County basketball teams to have some idea of what should be in store the rest of the season.

    The key word is should.

    Nothing is a given though and from this corner, there is enough uncertainty with both Anderson teams that you could reasonably expect jubilation in the form of a glorious run at a state tournament berth or the reality of a sour ending early in the post-season.

    Or things could finish somewhere in between.


    SHELBYVILLE -- High school basketball games are 32 minutes long. It is just one of the rules that seems so simple, so elementary in the mention.

    Yet, that simple concept has been the downfall for Anderson County in the first month of the current basketball season.

    The same storyline from several earlier losses and some wins that had been closer than expected did the Bearcats in Saturday night as 30th District rival Collins scored a 53-50 win on the Titans’ home court.

    Anderson saw its record dip to 6-7, 0-1 in district play.

  • Anderson girls second in Allen Co. tourney

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team had its most impressive stretch of the young season when the Lady Bearcats took three out of four games last week, including a runner-up finish in the South Central Bank-Halton Classic at Allen County-Scottsville.

  • McGregor, Labhart honored on prestigious All-State team

    Anderson County High School football players Bryndon Labhart and Nathan McGregor have been named honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team announced last Monday evening.

    A senior, McGregor was named to the team as an offensive lineman. Injuries across the line forced McGregor to see action at all five interior line spots at various times throughout the season. McGregor, one of the Bearcat team captains, is also one of the state’s better throwers in track and field. He is undecided concerning his college plans.

  • Bearcats face ‘must win’ at Shelby

    Anderson County’s mission at Shelby County Friday night is very simple: Win to stay alive in the hunt for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    That distinction might not be as important this year as in the past as the four boys’ basketball teams that make up the 30th appear to be very evenly matched. The fact that the tournament is to be held at Anderson County this year adds to the perception that seedings mean less this year than they have in the most recent tounaments.

  • No holiday on the mat

    Anderson County knew it would be at a disadvantage in its own wrestling tournament last week.

    The Mat Cats are unable to field a complete team with wrestlers in every weight class, meaning they are already behind before they start in duals matches, such as the Anderson County Duals, held last Tuesday at Anderson County High School.

    “We had nine guys on the roster,” Mat Cat coach John Griggs said. “We are very proud of the boys.”

  • Bearcats rally past Nelson, Sayre in tourney

    Anderson County evened its December record when the Bearcats overcame Nelson County and Lexington Sayre in the Nelson County Holiday Classic last Tuesday and Wednesday in Bardstown. Anderson finished 2-1, good enough for second place in the round-robin tournament. Boyle County, which had defeated Anderson last Monday, took the tournament title.

    Anderson ended 2015 at 6-6 on the year.

    Against the host team, Anderson overcame a 25-20 halftime deficit, then had to go into an overtime to win, 73-64 last Tuesday.

  • Edmondson named MVP in All-American game

    Anderson County High School football player Bryce Edmondson was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 10th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, held Jan. 1 in Daytona Beach Florida.

    Playing on the Show Case 5 team, Edmondson started at middle linebacker and played every defensive down, according to his mother, Leslie Edmondson. The Show Case level included the top freshmen and sophomores from around the nation invited to play in the game.